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June 20, 2012 Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona Page 5 Community programs awarded $11,300 in grant funding By Betsy Quinn At the behest of Mayor Jayme Valenzuela, the Town of Superior Summer Recreation Program has received funding of $10,000 in the form of Supervisors two grants for the 2012 summer season. One $5,000 grant came from the Pinal County" Attorney's Office, the other from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. Both grants were awarded from RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) forfeitures seized by Pinal County. While presenting his check to the Town ap p rove firewo rks displays under new rules By Chase Kamp Special to the Miner At its regular meeting on Jun. 6, 2012, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved three Independence Day fireworks displays that met new fil:eworks safety standards. The safety standards and procedures for fireworks displays were bolstered in light of the numerous forest fires that cropped up around the state this summer. The planned Fourth of July fireworks displays in Superior, SaddleBrooke and Arizona City were approved for meeting the new safety requirements. Lou Miranda with Pinal County Emergency Services said the new standards reflect those established by the National Fire Protection Association and the National Fire Code. "Based on those specifications, we are very confident that the risk of display fireworks will be minimized," Miranda said. The standards include measures to evaluate the safety of launch sites and ensure the risk of wild fire is averted by having plenty of strategically placed personnel. Of particular concern is hot debris and sparks from exploded fireworks reaching into dry brush and greenery. Miranda said fallout and burn-off from expired fireworks can-travel downwind at least a mile, depending on conditions. "Due to weather conditions and wind, those fireworks can be dispersed slightly farther than that," he said. This year's fire season was particularly harsh with a number of threatening fires appearing in the northern and eastern parts of the state. "This is something based on the See Fireworks,,Page 10 Council, Sheriff Paul Babeu told the Council that his office is proud to partner with Superior and share the success of bringing the heavy hand of law enforcement against criminals. Babeu shared that he is proud of all of his deputies, detention officers and staff who work throughout the County day in and day out to fight against criminals who come into Pinal County. Babeu said that when they arrest criminals their drugs are taken off the streets, they are put in jail and their cash and assets are seized. The proceeds from the sale of illicit assets are then used to benefit law enforcement agencies and local community programs. The $10,000 will go towards hiring a swimming instructor and lifeguards for the community swimming pool and aquatic center. Free swimming lessons will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tues. and Thurs. throughout the summer. Also awarded at the same meeting was a $1000 Corporate Giving Program Grant from Resolution Copper, The grant was awarded to the Superior Fire Department Community Prevention Program to help pay for materials for the Youth Unity at Schools Events substance abuse prevention program. Finally, during the same meeting Superior Police Chief Lou Digirolamo presented Elizabeth Magallanez of the Superior Substance Abuse Council with a $300 check. Chief Digirolamo contributed the money from the Superior Police Department RICO funding in recognition of all the time, effort and money that goes into holding community events. For more information on the Town's summer programs or community programs visit Superior- Thanks to a new set of safety standard, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved three Independence Day at their June 6, 2012 meeting. Affordable Dental Care Full Service Denture Lab On Site Emergencies & Walk-Ins Welcome Most Dental Insurance Accepted Financing Available $100 OFF $139 Dentures or Partials Same Day Denture Reline FREE TEETH WHITENING with New Patient Exam, X-Rays & Cleaning Pick Up Monday to Friday .from 2:00pm-3:3Opm at the Superior Medical Clinic Located at: 14 N. Magma Avenue Superior, Arizona 85273-2647 (520) 689-2423 Prescriptions filled Daily at CV Pharmacy Located at: 5880 S. Hospital Drive jiii'. Globe, AZ 85501 928-402-1192 ; Prescriptions received before l:OOpm will be delivered the same day (in most cases) Se Habla Espaol Senior Citizen Discount After 1:00pro, Delivery will occur the next day Open Monday - Saturday iocated in the Goodwill Pial outheast corner of Signal Butte &Apache Trail> m Call Toll Free 10839 E. Apache Trail, Ste. #119 I ,00.oh.00un=,on I 1-888-279-1691 480-354-6177 I to have prescriptions transferred or refilled C)wn by George& Dee "Cola" Ybarra WWW .CV r rn c. o rg